MEMOs, Updates, Visitation

Update to Visiting Regulations

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide updated direction regarding in-person and family visiting. These changes are in addition to those outlined in the September 6, 2022, Memorandum titled, “Update to Allowable Physical Contact During Visiting.” This memorandum supersedes the memorandum dated December 24, 2021, titled, “211224 The Inmate Visiting Program – Update to Vaccination Requirements.”

Effective immediately, all residents residing in a facility which is in OPEN phase of the Roadmap to Reopening are eligible for in-person visitation, regardless of their vaccination status.

In Person Visiting

1. Children under two will be allowed to visit without a face covering; however, they must screen negative for COVID symptoms on the day of the visit.

2. Pre-visitation COVID testing for visitors will no longer be required, regardless of vaccination status; however, each visitor must self-screen negative for COVID symptoms on the day of the visit. If staff observe residents or visitors displaying symptoms consistent with a contagious disease, the visit may be terminated.

3. Pre-visitation COVID testing for residents will no longer be required, regardless of vaccination status; however, each resident must screen negative for COVID symptoms on the day of the visit.

4. Residents who are in exposure-related quarantine are eligible for in-person visiting if they are asymptomatic and test negative as part of the day 1/3/5/7 test-to-program strategy.

5. Residents in isolation are not eligible for in-person visiting.

Family (Overnight) Visiting

1. Children under two will be allowed to visit without a face covering; however, they must screen negative for COVID symptoms on the day of the visit.

2. Unvaccinated visitors shall continue to require a negative rapid or PCR COVID test no more than 72 hours prior to the visit and all visitors shall screen negative for COVID symptoms on the day of the visit. If staff observe residents or visitors displaying symptoms consistent with a contagious disease, the visit may be terminated.

3. Pre-visitation COVID testing for residents will no longer be required, regardless of vaccination status; however, each resident must screen negative for COVID symptoms on the day of the visit.

4. Residents who are in isolation or quarantine are not eligible for family visiting.

Post Visitation Testing: In Person Visitation

1. All residents shall be tested for COVID once by PCR 3-5 days after the visit.

2. Residents who are symptomatic and/or test positive shall be isolated as per Interim Guidance.

3. Residents who decline post-visit testing will be quarantined for 10 days.

Post Visitation Testing: Family (Overnight) Visitation

1. All residents shall be tested for COVID by PCR on days 3 and 7 after the visit.

2. Residents who are symptomatic and/or test positive shall be isolated as per Interim Guidance.

3. Residents who decline post-visit testing will be quarantined for 10 days.

We will continue to monitor the process and provide updates as they occur. If you have any questions, please contact Michael MaGee, Correctional Counselor II, Female Offender Program and Services/Special Housing Mission, at (916) 323-2287.